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Thanksgiving Charades Game

 

thanksgiving themed charades game

 

 

 

Charades is a fun Thanksgiving / Fall game - great for large or small groups, birthday parties, classroom parties and during family gatherings.   Over 50 fun and unique Thanksgiving themed clues.  Print out and cut into strips.  Fold and place in a container for players to draw from during the game. 

 

 

 

How to Play Thanksgiving Charades

 

Charades is a fun game for all ages - kids, tweens, teens and adults.   One player acts out a word or phrase that they draw from a container full of clues. 

 

 

 

 

 

The object of the game is to have the acting players team guess what they are trying to act out using only gestures - no talking allowed.  This game is easy to play, requires a good imagination and keeps everyone laughing!

Charades can be played two different ways - in teams or as a large group.  

 

 

For Teams:
Divide players into 2 teams and have them sit with their team on separate sides of the room.  One player is chosen to go first from one of the teams.  That player reaches into the clue container (make sure the clues are folded tight so no one can see what they are choosing!) and pulls out a clue to act out.

Set a time limit (usually 1 minute) and the player uses that time to act out their clue.  The other players on their team try to guess the word or phrase.  Their team can shout out answers until they (hopefully) guess the right answer. 

If the team guesses the clue within the time limit their team gets a point.  

If they have not gotten the right answer within the time limit the other team has one chance to answer.  If the opposing team guesses correctly they get a point. 

 

 

There are some common Charade clues that can be used during game play:
Book:  pretend to read a book.
Song:  pretend to sing.
Movie: pretend to crank an old fashioned movie camera.
Number of words: hold up one finger per word.
(for the 1st word hold up 1 finger, for the 2nd word hold up 2 fingers, etc.
Rhyming Word: tug on your ear which means "sounds like."

 

 

To play as a group:
Choose one player to start the game and they act out the clue for everyone.   The first person to guess the clue is the next player to act out a clue.

 

 

Thanksgiving Charades

 

Picking Apples Raking leaves
Scarecrow in the field 1st Thanksgiving
Crow Playing Football
Pilgrim Building a Fire
Pumpkin Spice Latte Knitting a Scarf
Gravy Hayride
Chopping Wood Cornucopia
Green bean casserole Turkey
Sweet Potato Casserole Family
Acorn Thursday
Corn Maze Kids table
Mashed Potatoes Chill in the Air
The Great Pumpkin Bonfire
Falling leaves Pecan Pie
Wish on the Wishbone Red
Parade Stuffing a turkey
Indian Corn Pumpkin patch
Cranberry Sauce Grateful
November Setting the table
Hoodie Blustery Wind
Travel to Grandmas house Candy Corn
Mayflower Caramel Apple
Gobble Apple Cider
Pumpkin Seeds Harvest Moon
Drumstick Leftovers
Orange Napkin
Thankful Baking pies
   

 

 


 

 

 

       

More fun games and activities for Thanksgiving / Fall:

Thanksgiving Pictionary Game

Fun Fall Games

Fall Would You Rather Game

Fall Minute To Win It Games

 

 

 

 

Truth or Dare

Sidewalk Chalk

Water Balloons

 

Backyard Games



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